Outline of the Symposium


September 20 (Wed.) - 22 (Fri.), 2017


Wakuwaku holiday Hall (Sapporo Citizens Hall)


The Chemical Society of Japan, The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan, and The Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry

Main themes of the symposium

Structural determination, synthesis, reactions, and mechanism of action of natural products, and biosynthesis and metabolism

Categories of subjects

a)Isolation/Structural determination
c)Mechanisms of action

Presentation styles

Oral (only general lectures will be delivered; there will be approximately forty-five 20-minute lectures including 5-minute Q&A sessions; only PowerPoint images can be projected on the screen using a liquid crystal projector) and poster (short presentations using pdf files) presentations. Applicants shall comply with the following instructions:

  • Only presentations on a single subject that have not been published in the symposiums are allowed. (A presentation shall be delivered with its printing and publication in the paper in mind).

  • In principle, each laboratory is allowed to deliver one presentation, regardless of whether it is a speech or poster.

  • There is a restriction on the number of oral presentations, and the preparatory committee has the right to accept or reject a presentation and decide on its style.

  • A manuscript shall consist of one page of an English abstract and four to five pages of text (in Japanese or English). (Abstracts presented in the 59th Symposium are also scheduled to be published in digital form. It should be noted that "ownership of the copyrights to lecture abstracts presented in the symposium belongs to the committee on digitalization of presentations delivered in symposiums on natural organic compounds").

Application for presentations

You can apply for presentations at our website.
If you cannot submit an application at the website, please contact the office in advance.

Deadline for application for presentations and request for the summary of the symposium:

May 12 (Fri.)

Deadline for submission of manuscripts to be published in the proceedings:

June 22 (Thu.)

Award winners

As in previous years, presentations delivered by main presenters aged 35 years old or younger are eligible for the encouragement award. Please write the ages of presenters (as of April 1, 2017) on the application form. It should be noted that persons who have already received the award are not eligible for selection, in accordance with the revision adopted in 2016.

Registration for participation and reservations

You can register for participation and make reservations for the symposium mixer and accommodation at the website.

Deadline for application for registration:

August 18 (Fri.), 2017

Registration fee (including the fee for the proceedings)

Registration in advance:

10,000 yen (including the fee for the proceedings)

Registration on the day: *

12,000 yen (including the fee for the proceedings)

Only the proceedings:

3,000 yen (including the postage fee)
/ Price of the proceedings purchased at the symposium venue: 2,000 yen

* Cash payment at the venue is prohibited. Please register in advance at the website.

Symposium mixer

  Date Venue Admission fee
Symposium mixer September 21 (Thu.) Sapppro Grand Hotel 10,000 yen for general participants
/ 5,000 yen for students

We offer a student discount. Young researchers are very welcome to participate in the symposium mixer.

Scientific Correspondence

Satoshi Ichikawa, Committee Chair
59th Symposium on the Chemistry of Natural Products Steering Committee
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University
TEL : + 81-11-706-3229 FAX : + 81-11-706-4980
E-mail : tennen59@pharm.hokudai.ac.jp

Correspondence on application for presentations, registration and reservations

Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. Kansai MICE Branch
TEL:+81-6-6635-2627 FAX:+81-6-6641-0072 E-mail:eckansai15@or.knt.co.jp